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chairman of our sister city committee which has many exchanges which we're going hear about more of them today, mayor lee, you have been mayor for almost two years, and as you know, the mayor of paris has been mayor for 11 years, and look how young he is, so there's hope for you. we have just had a meeting inside and the mate -- mayor has made a promise which tom and i and matthew, we're going to make sure he keeps that promise and he says, next year, we're going to paris, so tom horn and i are going to be the advanced team, we're leaving with the mayor on a sunday when he goes back. so, may i introduce our mayor, a newer mayor than the mayor of paris but one we are proud of and we will be hoping that he is planning the trip very soon, so may i present mayor lee. [applause]. >> thank you, charlotte. >> well, thank you, everybody, for coming here today. as you can see, there was excitement in the air when the mayor of paris comes to san francisco and i want to welcome him, i want to welcome the council general office as well, this is an exciting moment for me, waiting 6 years since his l
whose ceo, a member of the city sister committee is with us today. there are many other examples of successful and flourishing business and commercial relations between our two cities, an atmosphere made part in possible due to the close working relationship between our two close municipalities. finally, as each of the mayors before me, i must comment on the world of art and culture of which san francisco and paris are two world capitals. our cultural exchanges are often, live the highest quality. many san francisco cultural institutions of every size perform frequently in paris. san francisco's symphony presents every year in paris and the new president of their board of directors is here today, so also deshanty clear, a smaller men's choral group, a member of our committee is here today as well. and parisian artists are often in san francisco in the region and they're always warmly welcomed. at this very moment as the mayor said earl ye, we are pleased to welcome to the bay area e man yell, director of st vil de la paris who will be presenting tomorrow the and the next niekt th
at it, we're putting in place an awful lot of things that shape what our city looks like in the future, how our city operates, how we interact with our city. as i started to think about that, i thought, you know, the number of major infrastructure projects going on in our immediate region now are probably -- there are probably more dollars and energy going into that than any time since bart was put through the city. you have the eastern span of the bay bridge. you have the transbay terminal. you have the central subway project. you have the improvement realignment of doyle drive. all of these things are part of the hard wiring of our city that is going to influence the way in which we all interact with it. over the last, say, five to ten years, we have watched as development and interest and people have moved south of market, into mission bay, below that we now that is continuing and we now have projects on the table like the pier 70 project, which ten years ago no one would have thought was a viable mixed-use project, because nobody went there. and that part of it is no longer true.
keep a city or any government frasa:@r protectinge health of their people. we cannot regulate the health of our people because of a federal regulation. that's ridiculous. in fact, the federal regulation is much, much more narrow than that. the second thing is the at&t argument that the issue that they're worried about is tissue warming. it's a very typical thing in industry for the industry to throw out a kind of red herring that throws you off track. the one thing we know about microwaves from experience is it does not generally warm things. the effect on the body is much more precise than that. and it really is out of respect that this body did the right thing tonight that i'm bringing that to your attention tonight. >> president chiu: are there any other speakers? please step up. >> good evening, supervisors. what a night. i feel relieved but not in any way jubilant. i wanted to give you some comment about public comment. i've stood in these chambers a number of times and watched certain supervisors chastise members of the public for how they've given their public comment a
if it turns out the way that most elevated parks and cities around the world have turned out. so i just want to flag it as an area that i think will need continued focus from this group. >> thank you, director. that is always a good point to make. and i do want to mention and certainly bob can follow up on this. in addition to have a connection from the transit tower to the park and we are going to have a connection of other developments to the park. there will be direct connections from the towers and surrounding high-rises to the park. we are also working very closely with our team on putting out at some point soon, a concept of operations rfp that will be looking at both the facility, as well as the park level. and how to best operate it, and to secure it and insure that it is successful. we are looking at high line park here in new york as one of the models. that park has been successful and it does not have the level of taller connections that our park will have. and in addition to that, whereas you know we are going to be having a number of programming activities and an amp i theatre f
's been a collaborative effort in the city as well. i want to next introduce mohammed nuru director of public works who was instrumental in helping us launch this project. (applause) >> thank you. i'll keep it brief. i just want to say thank you to the department of public health for being a great partner with dpw. we've had a good opportunity to be able to renovate many of our health centers. we are building the new hospital and today this very, very great project. the project from dpw, we provided architectural design. we provided engineering and construction management. and i'd like to thank the team that worked on the project real quick, the project's architect, lamont and banito, please give them a hand. (applause) >> from the engineering james ing and ray louie, give them a hand. (applause) >> and for construction administration jose gordato. (applause) >> and, of course, from the public health side, mark primo from dpw, [speaker not understood] who both led these projects. a little quick note about the project itself, the building is over 100 years old. and while all this wor
compliance is up. the violence is down. a variety of entertainment is what makes our city great. we will touch on the upcoming party legislation -- party bus legislation and a safe place for our youth to go. after our panel discussion will have some regard groups so we can share ideas and brainstorm. we have a very luminary panel here. right now, i would like to introduce our cheap -- chief of police. [applause] >> good afternoon. i also am not john newlin, and i have less hair than him. [laughter] is a pleasure to be here for the second year. there are fewer people here. that might be because it has been a good year. as audrey suggests i believe that is because of partnership is up. we want to be a police department that you are comfortable calling before anything happens with out fear of having us say, no, we are going to shut it down. we want to work with you to make it happen, but it means as safely as possible. certainly, alcohol always played a role as well as the age of the patrons, and on and on. again, please give us a chance to further develop the trust that we have been b
&t park. in working together we are developing area plans that will shape our city and our city's future for years to come, from the transit center district plan, anchored for the new transbay center which will provide space for 27,000 new jobs, 4,000 new housing units, a thousand new hotel rooms and 12 acres of new open space, from that center to the central corridor plan which will expand the south of market area hub, creating spaces for 30,000 new jobs and over 10,000 new housing units, we are diligently working hard on this creative planning for jobs for our future. and we're going to execute these plans consistently with our city's values. we need to make sure that our businesses and our commercial districts are places that welcome everyone to live, to work, to shop, to eat, to have fun. we need to make sure they are pleasant, they are walkable and that we can arrive there and they are active around the clock and that they are green and the newest way of getting around the city is go rent an electric scooter and share in the scooter economy. and then we'll need to roll up our slee
to vote in city elections. in your opinion, which city elections, if any, should be open to participation by non-citizen residents and which non-citizen residents should be allowed to vote in those elections? >> the harsh reality is that so many non-citizens still have children in our public schools here in san francisco, throughout the state of california and throughout the united states. as all of you undoubtedly know. with that being said, it's vitally important that those parents still have a say in the education of their children. i would certainly support and promote voting by those parents in school board elections in san francisco. by implication own a community college election would fit in that rubric, to support college advancement to people who have traditionally been put at the margins of our society. in those two elections, i think, are the most fundamental in the sense that they go to the root of advancement in this country and the obtaining of the american dream. so the school board and community college board i would certainly support that. >> thank you, miss olague. >>
. your neighbor wants to add a deck or do something to their property and anyone in the city, not just your neighbor, but if you feel like you are going to have a significant impact as a result of the changes that they are making, then you can file a dr. i think the department is attempting to make some reforms so the work at the front-end is better [thr-fpt/] are a lot of contentiousneighborhood issues that result from discretionary reviews that aren't always positive, but we need to keep that process in place and so i support the dr process. >> thank you, miss selby. >> thea selby, yes, i was just today on the street of the citizens general obligation bond oversight committee and we were talking about a variety of different kinds of things that we could do here in san francisco that are pretty unusual and i also specialty a lot of time in the neighborhoods and was in coal valley last weekend and heard from neighbors who had difficulties with discretionary reviews. it seems to me that there are always going to be people that -- whatever you want to call them. people who will take a
think we should require nert training. we're in a city that the first-responders, even if you had a gazillion firefighters, first of all, most of them don't live here unfortunately and secondly we're going to need all of us when it comes to a big earthquake. when you get this training they say 80% of the people will be needing to be helped. very minorly injureded and then we'll have the training to help them. so i think that would be a really awesome thing if we could all be nert trained and require it. >> mr. resignato, is this time card 3 or 4 for you? >> this is 3. >> from what it sounds like, Û: think i need to become a nert, because i'm a nerd already, but i could become a nert. i love the prevention questions. keep them coming. i'm passionate about prevention. there is a simple thing to make sure that when our earthquake hits we can do what is called "shelter in place." we can keep people in their homes. basically we have lot of multi-family homes with soft understories with a garage, but there is a lot of weight on top. what happened in the loma prieta earthquake, it's
context. that don't have to pay any fair share of the cost that our city has to spend to deal with the 16 million tourists that come in every year. so that is another conversation that i think we need to have as well. as you can imagine, these are complicated issues, which is why it's taking me a little bit of time both to convene stakeholders and draft legislation, but i hope in the coming weeks and months that we'll have a proposal that we can all start talking about more publicly. >> thank you, president chiu. supervisor wiener? >> thank you. and i want to thank president chiu for his and his staff's hard work on this. i know there was a lot of dialogue and negotiation and i really appreciate that effort. i will be supporting the legislation today. i did initially have a concern with the original form of the legislation around the enforcement mechanisms and what that might end up looking like with our organizations that would immediately be able to run into court. and it just raised a red-flag for me, requiring administrative exhaustion so we can try to work things out within the cit
association, formerly san francisco convention bureau is one of the leaders of the city and has done so much for the industry and for sf travel. and he is going to tell you about the plans for the moscone center expansion. he has done so much and created the san francisco tourism improvement district in 2009 and that actually is helping fund this whole structure. so i'm just going to let joe dallesandro. [ applause ] >> thank you, mary and it's exciting to unveil the moscone district and master plan. we asked san franciscans a lot of questions about tourist and hospitality and what makes san francisco tick? 98% of san franciscos of believe it's very important. 94% say tourism has a positive impact on the budget of san francisco's city government. 78% say tourism makes san francisco a better place to live. 80% say that san francisco has a healthy balance of tourists and resident activity and 78% believe it's important to update and modernize the moscone center. that 78% is similar to the numbers that we heard for support of the arena. why expand? interestingly moscone is probably the most s
up for the building inspection commission. [adjourned] >> welcome to city hall. thank you for joining us. thank you for coming out. i want to thank members of the board of supervisors. i want to thank them for being here in this joint recognition of our commissioners and members of 14 different bodies that will be appointed today to committees and commissions. i want to thank all the friends and family for joining us. let me say how excited i am this past week, i have been watching a certain convention. next week, we will have an even more exciting convention to watch. it is of course, in the spirit of the expected national, regional, and state elections we are preparing for. it is also a reminder of the importance of our civic duty and all the different departments we have created. public engagement is extremely important to the way we run government in san francisco. it has always been about public engagement. we need the last bodies come a different viewpoints, different economic classics -- classes, ethnicities, and regions of the city to be well-represented on everything we do be
] i did not make it. now i have become a bureaucratic the city of sacramento, which seems like a pretty glorious way to go. but i have met some pretty fantastic people through that. i'm eager to work with you on all of the issues that you have. there's a great staff that operates the office in san francisco. they resolve most of the problems that we could possibly face. there have been a couple that people live come -- have asked me to come down and meet with them on. i am more than happy to do that when there is something that we cannot resolve at the local level. san francisco is a place that we are very proud of. we got kicked out of our office, just by the landlord and the release. there is a lot of political pressure on us just to keep the political office closed. as most of my staff will tell you, there was really one person who thought it was the perfect idea to stay in san francisco and pay the market rent, and that was me. maybe state bureaucrats did not like that some much, but at least one of them did, and that was me. we are delighted to be in san francisco. it is i
at recycled water at fulfilling some of the city's water needs and have approached the port at looking at a number of port sites that could potentially where they could build a recycled water plant on the east side of the city. they're looking at other sites as well and barbara is here to give a policy overview of the project, some of the siting considerations, the process -- the public participation process they're in right now and i will talk about next steps so thank you barbara. >> thank you. i am barbara palassos and a project manager with the sfpuc and i am here here'd to give you a introduction about this project of the i will talk about the water portfolio and the water program we're implementing here in san francisco. provide more details for the east side project. the sites we are considering and this project that we think is part of this project being successful and moving forward. as you know we provide drinking water to 2.6 million people in the bay area and includes all of san francisco and the 27 wholesale agencies outside of the city. the water is conveyed through
demonstrate your personaldggcx integrity, yr independence, not from whom you you owe here in the city, having taken the oath of office to represent allm÷ people fairly in this city. and the democratic processzp] of which their elections demonstrate. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. >> hi.'jmgy my name's larry edmunds. when i ran for mayor6 got eight votes. it was larryb"[ jerome edmunds. the president was here, the first family. forward, we really need to do -- i was sitting home,sr from 2:00 to 7:00 when you took the break. you all gave me a headache innkÑ the ambassador hotel. you don't know what abuse is. you areuj=f domestic abuse, spe abuse. i went to co-op yuntd?f1xm for violence meeting and they told me -- in the house, something is like the lady who told you about going on in san francisco. i live in the tenderloin. people in san frq%pw(r)y of bayview now. you trying to kill us in these sron t hotels. there's a lot of abuse. those women who want to work on abuse andec2Ñ have san francisco become a number one city once again this city is called the talekglsç of two cities
want toéqi say that we have an obligation i think, as a city, to makeyp this proceeding is over, that regardless of whatggfqg side of this issue we're on, that we rededicate ourselves to make y/ that we educate the public about this very important issue. i think weúi to make sure thatjp(pens. and so where does that leave us. let me say that i am thankful to the ethics commission for the -- all the wod÷op that has gone into this issue. but the reality is that the role of[kx this board of supervisors is limited. we do not decide thisgrm8w case based on what has been reported in the papers based onzo0eñ the innuendo and comments that have been made. we decide this casee24ne based on the law that governance official misconduct, including. the charter provisions that control it, and based on theam1sidence presented. and if you look at the facts and aç the law, it is clear that there are two possiblel+lcm interpretations of what official misconduct and while i understand and respect the position that has been articulatedí
legislation that i submitted last week that includes amends that our city attorney noted does not need to be adopted through separate legislation. the impetus of this came from a number of initial complaints that my office received over a year-ago. involving suggestions that there were corporations that were illegal leasing out spaces for the short-term use by individual as kin to the use of hotels by tourists. legislation that we have before us strengthens an existing law, to restrict this practice known as hotel evasion. in 1981 the passage of the apartment conversion ordinance, which is second, 41-a of the administrative code made it illegal for residential propertis with four or more units to be occupied pore for less than 30 days. unfortunate le what we have found in recent years there has been a problem that has persisted due to enforcement challenges and a loophole in the law. in recent years we have seen many corporations sidestep this law by signing long-term loiss with property owner ises that their non-san franciscan employees can use the apartment as short-term corporate ho
're:j#iy seeing is an attempt to politically lynch a leading proponent of== this city and working women in this city. what we're seeing in that is being carried r this town who would like to push back all the gains thatóót working people have made in this city. that's really what is on the agenda here tonight. this is a -- 7 you vote for the reinstatement of ross you're talking about defending the working people ofa&Ñ city. if you vote to uphold the commission'sñ@hú÷ report, you're really siding with the 1% to take out a leading spokesman for the progressive1s community in this town. that's what's on the agenda. that's called political violence. the 1% has nothing good in mind for women in this town. their agenda is to cut everybody's wages and the women's wages always get cut first. -so please reinstate ross. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> board of supervisors and everyone, my name is emmett powell. i've had a business in san francisco since 1972, right up the street on hayes and
is frightening precedent. city attorney called the charternoá0Ñ provision nimble. well a nimble mechanism for removing a elected official is something we should you cannot adopt a broad definition of this charter provisionácÃwithout undermining democracy itself. public resources have been squandered and abused in[hÑç a undisguised attempt to demo.yy demonize sheriff mirkarimi of being a batterer to make himhÑkx into a par ryeia somehow ineligible for redemption. it is clearo0dz from reams of evidence that the december 31 incident between mirkarimi:ó lopez has been blown out of proportion. while the sheriff crossed the line he immediately're stopped when called on it by lopez. lopez must be believed and respected in thisdi+! matter that she has never felt threatened by her husband. themubty domestic violence community who perform an essential service have child for domestic violence and havewsu6y discounted andl[$:÷ marginalized eliana. the sheriff is being held accountable. this entire experienceo
to return and live in that building, and wouldn't be forced to relocation completely out of city. >> thank you. one of the things that i find interesting is when people talk about the african-american experience in san francisco and out-migration and one key point i hope to drive home, when we talk about economic development, we also talk about it in context of workforce development. when we talk about our budget situation where we are in the city, we also talk about cuts by virtue of simultaneously talking about revenue. when we talk about the african-american out-mike migration rarely do we talk about recruitment and retention. when we begin to talk to developers about who they use to market and where they market? that really has a significant impact as to which audience they are actually capturing? now if the city was truly interested in increasing the african-american population, then i would put that the city needs to take the initiative, as well as lead developers. when we are marketing these new rental units on the market, that we are advertising in ebony and essence and jet and so
earthquake, but the rebirth of our city is with us. i have been in all of these other positions where we are always prepared. and we are already engaged in recovery efforts. we were there with a whole staff. we have six we assure you that when the next big event happens, that water system will be there for us to deliver water with that 24 hours. a huge change from depending on this fountain. we are handing it off to generations of youth in the city to understand -- make sure they're prepared. go to our website, it tells you all the things there. iti is about having those items prepared.w we will survive. that is how we get ready and celebrate and honor the people who left us and make sure our city is ready. thank you for being here. congratulations to our survivors. >> very nice job. behind me is a good friend and a great firechief. you go back 106 years. braxton morning. -- good morning. one of the survivors could not be with us. those are amazing changes. it does give us the opportunity to remember what happened. we commemorate those who suffered losses in their lives and hardships. we
at the current temperatures right now. 40's across much of the city, 46 at the inner harbor, 42 at b.w.i. thurgood marshall. a few of you in the northwest suburbs may see your first frost this morning. as we look into the rest of the morning for the marathon, by 8:00 a.m., 45 degrees with sunny skies and winds will be light. that's different from last year. still sunny through the middle half of the race and temperatures around 59 by lunch time. dress in layers but you have the sun through this morning. we will talk about the seven-day when we return. >> the orioles' postseason run comes to an end with a tough fifth game loss in new york. the team returned to baltimore around 1:00 a.m. 11 news was on the scene when waiting fans formed. and while the o's wanted nothing more than to move on to the next round of the postseason, it's hard to say the season was a disappointment, the team accomplished much more than expected. >> the orioles magical 2012 season came to an end last night, a 3-1 loss to the yankees last night in game five of the alds. the yankees had a true ace, c.c. sabathia
for your investment and your confidence in our city. so i think you have heard, all of you, that twitter moved into the neighborhood. well, they moved in to the market square building this summer. if you ever get a chance, get to the rooftop. i don't know what connections people might have with twitter, just tell them you are a twitter and you can tweet, but i have to get to the rooftop, because if you get up there you will see an iconic view of the city's dome a wonderful city. they are being joined by others and has an ambitious team for the ground floor that includes retail, restaurants and even a grocery store to serve the neighborhood. they are already working on the building behind it on stevenson alley. and across 10th street, crescent heights the big tower is going up as we speak, 750 units of housing for folks who want to move in, beginning late 2013. the emerald fund is also adding 399 units with their project on 100 van ness, transforming what used to be the triple a office building through the interior and facade roimprovements into housing. ladies and gentlemen, the people
today as a small-business person doing various kinds of events in the city with similar challenges that illustrate the need for further reform in the city to make the process make more sense while still maintaining public safety. >> hello, folks. my name is jeff, founder of public works. i love good food, music and art, creativity in general. i tried to reflect that in the venue. by booking manager had an opportunity in lake tahoe. i love san francisco and the diversity here. i find that when you operate a venue and it is diverse and has a variety of things going on, there is a certain openness. when it is open to all the folks in the city, problems of violence and things like that do not tend to come along. thank you. >> thank you. i love my panel. in the producer of the largest fetish event next year. thank you, from the. [laughter] i wanted to start with you, jeffrey. this is a big thing of mine. everyone says that they love good food and music. i love a good cocktail. obviously, that is part and parcel of the issue that came up around all ages, 21 and over. other than looking g
of the larger issues around rental stock in san francisco. like most big cities it's citadel that we preserve our rental stock and protect it from being cannibalized for other uses. there is a market for hotels, corporate suites and condominiums and other uses and the answer is through an efficient production strategy that expands choices and notice through diminishing our rental stock. thank you supervisors for bringing this forward and preserving our rental stock. >> thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. jane, san francisco apartment association and i'm here to speak on behalf of the rental industry and the corporate housing providers. thank you supervisor chiu for opening your doors and taking our input in this participate piece of legislation. what i have discovered in working on this policy is that most of the people that i represent do not rent for less than 30 days and, in fact, they don't rent for less than 90 days. although i would like you to all take into consideration that providing 90-day/six-month housing is important in our city for people coming in, for cancer treatmen
have to do tonight, but wú]/dit means to the people of the city and county of san fraqtf=9ñ because after you vote, the vote you[ék< ramifications. and the person that's=?g;d been appointed to replace our suspended sheriff, who we votedç+:j÷ for is not adequate to carry the heavy 444úon of caring about immigrants as ross was elected to do. so please do us allh0c+ a service, and care about the voters&abpo here, because your vote matters just like theirs did. thank you. j %9q thank you. >>kpg>z good evening, honorable members of the board. thank you for youré4%'j indulgence. and i'm not going to preach to you but i am assuming you're all saints and you've never been guilty of any minor infraction. so i appeal to your conscience. i'm not going to talk about mr. mirkarimi because you already know him, and you know what he's all about. this is not about domestic violence. it's about political moves on your part. you're ganging up against him because you want to show the mayor you are on his¢)yx side. please, i a
reporting. >> the city has thrown its hard working officers with a vocation to protect the citizens under the bus with this report. this city is entirely for exampled on persecuting officers and not prosecuting criminals that are preying on the citizens of oakland. >> reporter: barry doneland of the police union says those 44 officers is 8% of the police force but also points out that exactly zero members of the police brass or city leadership, allen, face any discipline for what many people regard as a poorly planned and botched operation in the first place. >> just thinking, joe, about the layoffs at the department has had over recent years, what the morale must be like given in now. >> reporter: then, you know, according to donelan they are ordered into this situation, they spent many hours and many days in a row trying to enforce this encampment and it did get out of hand, and some of them are paying for it. >> they are indeed. thank you, joe vazquez. >>> the couple caught driving the car of a murdered hercules woman will now be charged with her murder. police arrested darnell and ta
is a delightful day because it is now again a part of the innovation spirit of this city that we create the clinical resources that we need, the laboratories that we need to invite the doctors and the researchers to come here and help us discover the latest efforts and to make sure we continue that progress. and i'm here today to thank a lot of the people that include dr. buck binder and barbara and the wonderful health commission that has been working, but also just a few years ago, if you saw what the center was -- and i used to work in this building at the top level, a barbecue up front of all placeses, a saloon, people used to wear their boots to have the greatest barbecue they could have. and working that out with the hiv unit and research of our public health, working with our real estate, working with our department of technology and our city administrator. but ultimately working with our department of public works and mohammed at the helm, making sure this got done on time within budget, having the architects and engineers under [speaker not understood] working with the expert l
of the police union is furious blaming city hall for botching the occupy protests and making officers the scapegoats. >> these officers never asked to be put on the front line for the occupy oakland multiple times. city leaders failed for their indecisiveness. >> oakland is coming up on the one-year deadline to investigate the complaint. the officers could be facing some hearings and arbitrations and the union is promising to defend them vigorously. >> katie: right now in hollister police are in a standoff with a person connected to a missing mother. heather carol has not been seen since a wednesday morning. her car was found on fire south of hollister thursday morning. police went to a house to interview a man about carol and in that interview it was a armed standoff that continued past midnight and involved a s.w.a.t. team sent from santa clara county sheriff's office. they are only saying they are doing everything possible to resolve the situation peacefully. we are monitoring the situation and we will bring you updates on any new information after it becomes available this morning
city constitution a process for the removal of public officials based on official misconduct the process that we must engage in tonight. these are the difficul46o+2a decisions that we were all elected to make. the ethics commission found in unanimous findings that our]ó2w sheriff committed acts of verbal and physical abuse against his wife restrained his wife and vield her personal liberty pled guilty to the charge of false imprisonment and was civiliansed to three years of probation in our jurisdiction required to go through a year of domestic counseling and pay a fine for domestic violence. the question in front of us as we know is whether thesÍz áeá conduct on december 31 of last year constituted officialtuu)w misconduct. and having reviewed the entire record, it's very difficult for me to come torv+v any other conclusion except to sustain the charges. i have three points i want to make in this regard. first of all they. official duties of sheriff includes not just the direct oversight of programs in thexs-
in the city are met, housing needs that is. >> thank you. supervisor campos? >> i just want to make a very brief point that i don't think that this dashboard is the panacea, but as supervisor olague says is another tool. having more information is helpful and if this were jobs and you knew that you needed to create x number of certain types of jobs, as you create each job, i think you want to keep track of how you are doing in that objective. that is what this is. simply providing that tool for us to know where we are, but in the end, the answer is not the tool itself. the tool simply helps you have the analyses to know how you are doing. >> thank you. and i did want to thank miss campbell fort great report and the data and analysis is really useful for us. so why don't we open this up for public comment? is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? please come forward. we have sue hester. >> sue hester. i would like to start with thanking supervisor olague and supervisor campos and anyone else who sponsored this legislation. i have been pushing for this at least for ten ye
in the city. because there was the 10th and market project, i know started out as for-sale units and asked for a conditional use to be considered as rental units. you know, 55 laguna, the project i worked foreperson seven and a halfs and we sat with open houses and debated whether that should be 100% affordable low-income senior housing or not or mixed-use housing? recently those project sponsors came back and wanted to maybe sacrifice some of the middle-income affordable housing for the financing of the senior housing? so that is -- these debates are endless. so i think again it would help to have just, you know, more holistic approach to this whole thing. i don't think we have the appropriate analyses sometimes or least i didn't feel that way when we were approving project-by-project things. and i think there is always room to include more information. and so i don't think the conversation ends today. >> thank you, supervisor campos? >> thank you, you know, i have been on this board for four years now. and one of the things that i am very proud of is that when it comes to land use dec
the city. meanwhile, the officers are under investigation tonight. >>> we caught up with oakland mayor gene quan. she says chief jordan made fair and balanced recommendation. >> there's the outside general report and also the inside internal recommendation, that's key to me whether or not the oakland police can investigate itself and come up with findings that are fair. >> reporter: mayor quan says the city plans to have a ruling on all complaints by october 25th which is the one year deadline required by state law. >>> new at 10:00, city leaders in concord are looking into ways to crack down on outdoor medical marijuana grows after seeing our report about a backyard pot operation last week. eric rasmussen is live in concord and figures out concord isn't the only city where neighbors are reporting problems. erick. >> reporter: right prong, we just heard about another backyard grow -- right frank, we just heard about another backyard grow possibly bigger than the one we saw in concord. they are both legal. it's what's under this large plastic at the present time in the backyard of a house in
, including a hearing. this must have final approval by the city administrateor. officers have the right to appeal. the police officer union is very upset about this report. and they say that city officials are -- they blame city officials for not having what they call a clear plan when dealing with occupy-related demonstrations. we'll hear from them at 6:00. we'll also hear from mayor kwan. i'm live in oakland abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. in san jose the issue is not how police are responding but how long it takes them to get there. only on 7 investigation finds slow response times may be affecting ability of paramed yiblgs to do their jobs in an emergency. david louie is live with the story. >> officials here in san jose city hall and officers on the beat acknowledge they've been getting complaints over slower response times for nonlife threatening calls. in cases response times could be six to seven minutes longer than what the city goal s now there is evidence of slower response times can be putting lives on the line. >> there is already a busy evening with officers investigat
of the economy is so complicated, the city is so complicated, trying to understand it is too hard for a small group of centrally located planners to be able to do that. no individual person has to understand the whole thing. the market works because everyone understands a little bit of it. >> host: milton friedman's pencil. >> buying and selling and creating, the totality of these agents coming up with new solutions meeting people's needs. networks are a peer market where peer progressives defer from traditional libertarians is we don't think markets solve every problem in society. there are many facets of human experience that are not necessarily solve by markets. markets create their own problems. there are a lot of companies trying to build a global network that would unite computers around the world and they all failed compared to this open source peer produce solution of the internet and the web and wikipedia and other things. there are places you can use that without it involving traditional market relations and that is what peer progressives are trying to do. >> host: what is the chick
is furious. blaming city hall for botching the occupy protests and making officers the scapegoats. >> these officers never asked to be put on the front lines of occupy oakland multiple times. city leaders failed through their indecisiveness when it came to dealing with occupy. >> oakland is coming up on the one year deadline to investigate the complaints and the officers could be facing some hearings and arbitrations and the union is promising to defend them vigorously. in oakland, john alston, abc7 news. >> right now in hollister police are in a standoff with a person connected to a missing mother. 25-year-old heather carroll hasn't been seen since wednesday morning when she dropped her son off at school. her car was found burning. that was south of hollister thursday morning. police went to her house to interview a man about carol and it erupted into a standoff and a s.w.a.t. team was sent from the santa clara county sheriff's office. we will bring you updays as new information becomes available this morning. >>> a couple whose crime spree started with a jailbreak is expected to
here with what the city has asked us to do but it will be a challenge. >> yep. >> my last remark, i will vote in favor of this amendment, the resolution. but i would like to add publicly that i can't believe that we sent this forward to the board of supervisors with all of these questions. all of these unanswered situations. it is really a black mark on this commission to do so. that now all of the sudden we have to backtrack and get all this information put together. it is too bad. it is where we are. so i will make the motion, as amended. >> first of all, we have an amendment on the floor, which has been moved. >> okay. then we have another amendment? >> sorry? >> there is one amendment. i moved it. >> it moved it. >> you have put the -- >> 100,000 task order amendment. >> right. >> with a note date for returning, okay. >> as has been drafted. >> right. if you want, i can read it again with the -- >> why don't you do that. >> with the 100,000. it would be provided staff will return to the commission for further authorization prior to issuing any task orders beyond an initial task
potential. we're going to see that again today. texas, dallas included here, up through oklahoma city. even kansas city and parts of far western illinois, western wisconsin. this whole region is in a slight risk for isolated tornadoes, that hail, and damaging winds. we'll be watching for that later this afternoon and evening. you want to catch your latest on the abc station near you. until then, i'll have more on the weather and the deep freeze coming up. back to dan. >> ron asked an important question, have you ever played ping-pong with the ball the size of hail? >> think about it. >> nothing to say here. >> by the way, dan, the pronunciation for dog in new york is dog. we're here in new york. >>> good morning, everyone. we begin with the arrests that have been made in connection with the shooting of the courageous pakistani girl that stood up to the taliban. four people have been arrested for the attack on malala yusefzai. she is in stable condition after being shot in the head and neck. >>> and two dozen people on a party boat in san francisco bay had a scare when the boat started sinki
are on touched by violence. our correspondent has been to one such city. >> another day dawns on the mediterranean. the only fighting on this part of the syrian coast is between friends on that jet skis. welcome. it is long a place of holiday for syrians. now they are coming here in search of refuge. on the streets here, there is an eased you do not find many places anymore. i arranged to meet a group of students at a popular cafe. the come from syria felt many ethnic and religious groups -- they come from syria from many ethnic and religious groups. but there is no attention around this table. these friends call themselves one big family. it is hard to believe war is raging about an hour's drive away. >> it is a fantastic place. i like my town. >> what do you think about them saying it is too dangerous to come to syria? >> no, no. you can stay in this place. no, nothing. >> nothing happens. there is no problem here. may be like -- they say there is a problem in damascus, for example. not all of damascus. one area. not the whole city. >> it is not just the optimism of use. a f
now. here in the city we're holding with temperatures in the lower 50s. it's 52 degrees. it's slow to fall here in town. the wind is still blowing just a little bit. gaithersburg has come up out of the 30s back up into the lower 40s and ght depends on -- we have the clear skies, the cooler air coming in behind the front earlier today. so that's funneling in, but if the winds stay up a little bit, it will keep temperatures from bottoming out in places. you can see most of the readings around and to the west of us are calm. here in the city we're still 13 miles per hour. that's what's keeping temperatures up in the lower 50s and i suspect that overnight tonight wind speeds will be down around 5, 6 miles per hour. so it definitely means it's going to be real cold in spots. freeze warning in places north and west. that includes montgomery county, just a frost advisory here in town and down to fairfax county, prince george's county and over towards the bay and anne arundel county, but again all those purple counties north and west, that's where it's going to get real cold tonight flirti
that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose youth and adults to photography cla
of the police union is furious. blaming city hall for botch the occupy protests and making officers the scapegoats. >> these officers never asked to be put on the front lines of occupy oakland multiple times. city leaders failed through their indecisiveness when it came to dealing with occupy. >> oakland is coming up on the one year deadline to investigate the complaints and the officers could be facing some hearings and arbitrations and the union is promising to defend them vigorously. in oakland, john alston, abc7 news. >> right now in hollister police are in a standoff with a person connected to a missing mother. 25-year-old heather carroll hasn't been seen since wednesday morning when she dropped her son off at school. her car was found burning. police went to her house to interview a man about carroll and it end up with a s.w.a.t. team being sent out from the santa clara office. we will bring you knew information as it becomes available. >>> a couple whose crime spree started with a jailbreak is expected to be charged with a hercules murder next week. a neighbor found susie dea
you for your work. i really believe you go across the entire city above and beyond and you have done a lot of volunteering of your time. i'm sure you have done this a lot. i just want to say thank you for your service. it is really important. we rely a lot on you in the city. there should be more of you in terms of doing what you are doing so thank you. >> i think you are right. should be more of me but unfortunately there's only one of me and the entire san francisco say also can't find another one, even in sfpd or the d.a.'s office. >> can i just say that one thing that really angers me about these scams is many seniors are really isolated and don't have a younger person to talk with them about being careful, so they are so isolated that they don't talk to others. i'm hoping sf safe or the senior organizations and many community-based groups can do more to reduce that isolation for many older folks. but i think that is a broader issue than what law enforcement can deal with but i see that targeting vulnerable that are most isolated is what many criminals do. >> another thing is, a
in a city where we have a robust offering of cultural activities. i also want to add my voice to the course of those across the city that are saying, go giants >> this past friday, our middle school students over 3,000 of our middle school students, were treated to an exclusive concert, at the harley strictty blue grass festival at the golden gate park. thanks to the late warren hellman, a true men of san francisco, this has become an annual tradition for the sixth graders and the school staff throughout san francisco. we have the opportunity to enjoy a morning concert with some of the festival's greatest artists in an open air arena where everyone has fresh air. our students had a great time. i can report to the board and to the public that there was lots of singing and dancing, that took place. and i also want to thank the organizers of the harley strictly blue grass festival and our amazing team of district employees, lead and supported by mary richards in our human resources department for another exciting festival. well run. if you can imagine transporting 3,000 students in a 30-minute
. the city is buzzing as the nats hope to keep their world series dreams alive. it all comes down to tonight. fans are ready hoping to come up with a win against the reigning champions of baseball. >> it was all the way back in 1933, i wasn't even around then. as it turns out, that 1933 world series was between the snat tors and the new york giants, remember them? now the los angeles giants -- new york giants. i'm sorry. did i say los angeles? los angeles is the dodgers. anyway, it's the giants that this team will be playing when they win this game tonight. >> we got to go inside. we've been inside for a while watching some of the game. nats park is packed. it's a sell-out crowd. they sold the standing room only tickets this morning. those were gone very, very quickly. it's a huge and enthusiastic crowd in there tonight. >> they're jumping, they're hot. they're waving those red towels. >> we've been here for a good bit of time. i'll tell you, it was very unexpected to see the offensive explosion from the nationals. that's the one part of this team that really hasn't produced this post-season
is another person's poison"? for millions of kids, it's all too true. i'll explain. >> in most cities, graffiti is often a sign of vandalism, but i'll tell you why this graffiti is a sign of political freedom as well as a heartfelt tribute to the man who wrote "give peace a chance." >> the answer is "live free or die." the question is, which state? >> i'll tell you how a gospel-music program for teens is helping to change lives. >> ♪ this little light of mine >> that and more, next on "teen kids news." >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm siena. we'll start with our top story. >> hard as it might be to believe, many foods you love to eat could be dangerous to some of your friends. tyler reports on the rising risk of food allergies. >> ♪ onto your hand ♪ and can't you hold back? >> meet heather braverman. she's a singer and actress with a promising career. she's been on tv, in a movie, and on stage at american girl place. but life's not all bright lights and applause. heather lives in constant danger of foods that can make her very sick. >> i'm allergic to pean
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